How to Choose Your Wedding Veil

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Your wedding day is the only day you would consider wearing a veil. Veils can make or break the wedding attire, that’s why if you’re going to choose to wear one, you got to give it your attention because it’s not just a piece of fabric that is going to be placed on your head, your veil is as important as your wedding dress.

It’s not about the length of the wedding veil like some people think, as in it isn’t true that the longer the veil, the more beautiful it is. There’s an art to selecting the right veil and we want to help you through it.

1. The big decisions first:

Before deciding on the shape of your veil, you first need to have chosen a wedding dress, and before even that, you need to have settled on a wedding theme, the time of day of the wedding, and the hairstyle you’re going to go with.

2. Veil: Dress ratio:

One of the most important details you need to take care of is choosing a veil that doesn’t overshadow the dress because after all, you might decide to take off the veil at some point during the wedding. For example: If you’re going with a simple gown, do not go for an overly glamorous and embroidered veil that’s going to outshine the dress.

3. Chapel veil:

Chapel veils are long veils that are usually one meter and ten/twenty cm long. This length fits both tall and short brides. The length is also suitable for big, formal weddings. If you want an even longer veil, better remember that it most importantly has to go with the dress.

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Veil designed by: Anne Barge

4. Fingertip veil:

This type of veil extends to the bride’s fingertips and hence, the name. This is a commonly worn type of veil because it basically fits all types, shapes, and lengths of gowns, especially backless ones.

5. Blusher veil:

Blusher veils only extend to the bride’s cheeks, and so they fit all brides just like Fingertip ones. Some brides even like to mix a blusher veil with a long veil for a full-on dramatic look. This veil is suitable for brides who want their faces to be covered at the beginning of the wedding because it can easily be lifted afterward.

6. Birdcage veil:

This type of veil is designed to cover the whole face or part of it and is usually attached to a headband or comb. It’s so tiny that there’ll be no mess at all and it can very easily be detached from the hair.

 

7. Veil embellishment:

If you’re going with a fancy, embellished wedding veil, think very carefully about the choices that you make. For example: If your dress is too simple and plain, go for a veil that’s embellished with crystals or faux pearls. And vise versa, if your dress is already full of details and additions, go for a simple tulle veil.

Veil designed by: Twigs & Honey

Your wedding day is the only day you would consider wearing a veil. Veils can make or break the wedding attire, that’s why if you’re going to choose to wear one, you got to give it your attention because it’s not just a piece of fabric that is going to be placed on your head, your veil is as important as your wedding dress.

It’s not about the length of the wedding veil like some people think, as in it isn’t true that the longer the veil, the more beautiful it is. There’s an art to selecting the right veil and we want to help you through it.

1. The big decisions first:

Before deciding on the shape of your veil, you first need to have chosen a wedding dress, and before even that, you need to have settled on a wedding theme, the time of day of the wedding, and the hairstyle you’re going to go with.

2. Veil: Dress ratio:

One of the most important details you need to take care of is choosing a veil that doesn’t overshadow the dress because after all, you might decide to take off the veil at some point during the wedding. For example: If you’re going with a simple gown, do not go for an overly glamorous and embroidered veil that’s going to outshine the dress.

3. Chapel veil:

Chapel veils are long veils that are usually one meter and ten/twenty cm long. This length fits both tall and short brides. The length is also suitable for big, formal weddings. If you want an even longer veil, better remember that it most importantly has to go with the dress.

See More: 20 Photos of Alternative Bridal Outfits if Dresses Aren't For You